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How archaeology is practised today

Saturday 4 May 2019, 10.30am–1pm | Free, bookings essential | Visions Theatre

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A bearded man, dressed in winter outdoor clothing including black gloves, is crouching on rock. His outfit also includes a green and light brown striped beanie and he is wearing glasses.
Dr Michael Pearson AO, historical archaeologist, excavating at an 1820s sealer’s shelter, Livingston Island, South Shetlands, 2014. Photo: Ricardo Laser (Brazil)

Contemporary Archaeology will feature discussions around current archaeological practice, how archaeologists might now be employed and a Q&A panel with all of the speakers. The symposium will explore these themes for their contemporary relevance:

  • The forensic archaeology of war crimes
  • Australian Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic archaeology
  • Space archaeology
  • Australian Indigenous archaeology
  • Repatriation of Indigenous remains from overseas
  • Careers in archaeology

Presented by the Canberra Archaeological Society and the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, this public symposium is part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

A full program will be available soon.

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